63rd Emmy Awards

Last night was the night for Television lovers. Awards were given out to those who were thought as most deserving and few were happy while many more were disappointed. The only thing keeping them going is the chance to win next year.

There are so many things to talk about. We have the dresses, the snubs, the surprises, and the bizarre moments.

I thought most of the women looked amazing. Kate Winslet looked stellar in that red dress. I loved Padma’s gown. I don’t think Julianna Margulles looked as bad as everyone is saying. Julie Bowen’s plunging dress was fantastic and Sofia Vergara looked amazing. The one I disliked the most was Amy Poehler’s blue, space, futuristic dress. It did not look good on her. I also thought Jane Lynch didn’t wear any dresses that fit her properly. With a body like that, you should not look sorta big at the waist.

Now for the awards.


Best Supporting Actress: Julie Bowen. She was stunned. I thought she might pass out in disbelief. I couldn’t believe it either. Everyone kept saying it was going to be Jane Lynch, Betty White, or Kristin Wiig. I think Julie deserves it, but that was a stunner.

Best Supporting Actor: Ty Burrell. Everyone new Ty was going to win it. I think even he did. But he deserves it. Of all the Modern Family stars no one is funnier. Plus the episode he nominated himself for was one of the better ones of the season.

Best Actress: Melissa McCarthy. She won the beauty pageant! I am so happy for. I bet she was more surprised than Julie was. I loved her as Sookie in Gilmore Girls, and don’t watch her current show, but I hear nothing but good things about her. And her speech was endearing. Gotta Lover her.

Best Actor: Jim Parsons. Yes, that means Steve Carell lost again. But no other actor on this planet could play Sheldon as well as Parsons does. I think Galecki should just be happy he got nominated because Jim deserved it again. Actually we have to get Simon and Kunal in the supporting group next year. They are equally if not better actors.

Best Comedy: Modern Family. If you didn’t guess that, then you are an idiot. I was kinda hoping Big Bang would pull it out with all the surprises at the Emmys but Modern Family is a great show. Anyone who says either of these shows aren’t funny, has a demented sense of humor.


Best Supporting Actress: Margo Martindale. The Justified actress looked pleased. I don’t watch the show and have no idea who she is, but she seems deserving. Congrats to her.

Best Supporing Actor: Peter Dinklage. He looked really happy. Again I don’t watch the show so I can’t complain. No one is really bitching about his win. So good Job!

Best Actress: Julianna Margulles. She took one home for the networks. She does a great job on the show and it was almost a sure thing that she was going to win.

Best Actor: Kyle Chandler. I really thought it was going to be Jon Hamm’s year since Cranston wasn’t able to earn his fourth Emmy, but it went to the Friday Night Lights star. I am happy for him. It is always fun to watch the people who are stunned to win.

Best Drama: Mad Men. Yet again, but apparently it was its best season yet, so it only makes sense.


The Amazing Race one for the 8th time after losing last year to Top Chef. I think Top Chef and Project Runway had more entertaining seasons last year though.

Jon Stewart won again. No surprise here. I don’t watch him, but I will occasionally see a clip of him on YouTube and he is hilarious.

I don’t watch the miniseries or movies so I don’t really care. I heard a lot of good things about Downton Abbey and they won a lot so good for them.

The Lonely Island skit was entertaining, if not all that appropriate. I actually enjoyed Jane Lynch’s opening TV musical sequence. most of what she said is true. But I love TV so the night was great.

Let’s hope the 64th Emmy Awards have just as many surprises and deserving winners next year.

Congrats to the nominees and especially the winners. You all deserve it even if the rest of America thinks you don’t. And you have an Emmy, that is more than most can say. There is a big difference between being announced as Emmy Nominated verse being an Emmy winner.


Survivor Winners

Season 1 Borneo: Richard Hatch

Richard deserved to win. He is the one who made Survivor what it is today. He created an alliance which seemed to be illegal to some people way back when but he pulled through and beat out Kelly Wiglesworth for the 1 million. He has run into a few problems later in life with taxes and all but I still think he was a great player.


Season 2 The Australian Outback: Tina Wesson

This is back when strategy and game play were considered evil so Colby brought Tina to the finals with him instead of Keith which resulted in Colby losing and Tina winning. She is the woman that every girl should aspire to be. As Jeff said, “Tina won because everyone respected her”.



Season 3 Africa: Ethan Zohn

Still not much strategy play in this season but I was rooting for Ethan. He was a really good guy throughout the whole show and contrary to Kim J’s belief that she couldn’t have won against Lex or Ethan, I think she would have pulled it out over Lex. I never really realized how many people didn’t like him until I watched this season the second time. Good luck in fighting your cancer Ethan, when I heard you had it, it brought me to tears.


Season 4 Marquesas: Vecepia Towery

I wasn’t really happy with the outcome of this season. I would have preferred if Neleh won but neither showed great game play. This was the first season that I wasn’t super thrilled about but this was also the first season where they realized that the contestants don’t have to be handed all their food and it makes for better TV if they have to catch it.



Season 5 Thailand: Brian Heidik

If Richard is the first real villain, and Jerry the 2nd, Brian takes third. He outplayed everyone. He kept Clay at his side knowing that hardly anyone truly respected his lazy ass. He won challenges and formed a personal alliance with everyone then betrayed them and still got their vote. Impressive.



Season 6 The Amazon: Jenna Morasca

Jenna played a great game. Not as good as Rob Cesternino’s but she knew this and dumped him at the end for crazy Matt. She was kind of a brat but she knew it when she saw herself on TV. If it weren’t for Matt’s friendship with Butch, Jenna would have won all the votes.



Season 7 Pearl Islands: Sandra Diaz-Twine

Sandra played this game the Puerto Rican way, looking out for number one. As long as she wasn’t going home she did what she was told. Somehow Lil found it in her head honorable to bring Sandra instead of Jonny Fairplay because she seriously thought she could lose to him. $900,000 poorer, I bet she is still regretting that decision.


Season 8 All-Stars: Amber Brkich


Amber really only won this because Boston Rob looked out for her. He was the mastermind of their success and the most successful duo to date on Survivor. It is hard enough getting yourself to the final 2 but getting you and your partner, extremely difficult. Rob deserved the win but 4 people were too pissed to accept their fate.




Season 9 Vanuatu: Chris Daugherty

How Chris won still baffles me. He infiltrated the band of women and was smart enough to keep Twila and Scout around knowing that all the other girls hated them. This was a terrible season but anyone who can hang around that many women for that amount of time under that amount of stress, can have my vote.



Season 10 Palau: Tom Westman

Tom is a really good guy. He, Ian, and Katie had a good thing going and having the final immunity challenge win given too you after some 13 hours doesn’t hurt either. This season was really only fascinating because there was no merge, instead it was a complete dominance of one tribe over the other and Tom did what it took to win. He like Ethan had no votes against him the entire season.



Season 11 Guatemala: Danni Boatwright

I liked Danni. Stephanie turned into the miraculous bitch this season so having a person that didn’t really have an alliance and saved herself with winning immunity idols was a bit refreshing. and it was a girl! Not the most memorable winner but Danni held her own and deserved it.



Season 12 Panama Exile Island: Aras Baskauskas

Terry may have won nearly all the immunity challenges and Cirie played the best social game, it was Aras who came out on top by playing a great mental game. There was always a threat of him going home and he stayed true to Cirie when it mattered. Many think Terry should have won, but I believe Aras played a better game. He never had the hidden idol.



Season 13 Cook Islands: Yul Kwon

Yul played a fantastic game. The Aitu Four were a great team, and made for a great underdog story. Between him and Ozzy, it was very difficult to pick a winner, but in the end the jury chose brains over brawn and rewarded Yul with a million dollars. Yul is a highly underestimated winner, Only true fans of the show know his name and consider him to be one of the greatest winners.



Season 14 Fiji: Earl Cole

Our first Unanimous winner! Earl teamed up with Yau-Man and together they made a great team. Anyone who can get the whole jury to vote for you deserves the win. Earl was a good guy and masterminded his game with Yau who got screwed by Dreamz in the end.




Season 15 China: Todd Herzog

One of the greats. Like Yul, Todd is highly underestimated. He controlled everyone in the game, and made smart decisions. No one carried him and he received threats from Jean-Robert. Todd put together the best Jury speech of anyone. I still haven’t hear one better. He got people to see him as just a game player and that he genuinely likes most of them and didn’t want to vote them out, just had to. No one else this season deserved it more than Todd.


Season 16 Micronesia Fans v Favorites: Parvati Shallow

Parvati really turned her game play around from season 13. She formed the black widow alliance and made it girl power. If you watch it a second time around you will see that Cirie did a lot more than given credit for, but Parvati put up with all the heat from it. She is one of the best female strategist to ever compete.



Season 17 Gabon: Bob Crowley

Bob won 5 individual immunity necklaces. Knowing that Sugar wasn’t going to win, thank God the jury voted for Bob, not Susie. He was Mr. Outdoors and highly respected. He also created that amazing fake idol which lead to one of the greatest tribal councils ever.




Season 18 Tocantins: JT Thomas

I like JT, but even he said it, he was handed the million. Everyone wanted JT to win so they stupidly kept him in the game. I have never seen a season like this before and it still baffles me. JT is a good guy but to me that’s not a good enough reason to just hand him a crap load of money



Season 19 Samoa: Natalie White

Well this jury was very petty. Natalie got Eric out but that was about it. Russell ran the show and like him or not, you can’t deny that if you are a fan. There should have been no reason for anyone except Jaison and Kelly to be mad at Russell. the Galu tribe self-destructed with the help of Russell and Foa Foa so there was no reason to be mad at him, only at themselves. She was a coat tail rider and deserved second.



Season 20 Heroes v Villains: Sandra Diaz-Twine

Parvati should have at least won. Sandra really didn’t do much. I wasn’t surprised when she won, the jury was super pissed. Russell was much nastier this season, if he wanted to win, he should have played a better social game.


Season 21 Nicaragua: Fabio Birza

Fabio was so loveable. He won when he needed to, and the jury saw this and respected it. Jane acted like a third grader the whole time, Chase was an idiot, and Sash was just too evil. Fabio stayed true to himself and managed to keep his enemies at a minimum.


Season 22 Redemption Island: Rob Mariano

Wow! If anyone deserved to win it was Rob. He played everyone, and everyone was too stupid to get rid of him. His manipulation skills make me jealous and he is now even, if not one up on his wife Amber who won All-Stars. Rob played a near perfect game and was rewarded. Great game play Rob!